Mystery Female Ventriloquist Revealed

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The mystery female ventriloquist that we showed you on Saturday is a very special lady.

She is none other than Rita Winchell. Yes that’s right the younger sister of the famous ventriloquist Paul Winchell. She was also an accomplished ventriloquist and according to her family had lip control as good as her famous brother.

The figure you see pictured with here is a Frank Marshall which was given to her on her 11th birthday and his name is Harry Mahoney first cousin of Jerry Mahoney.

Now you know.



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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4 Responses to Mystery Female Ventriloquist Revealed

  1. Stephanie says:

    where is harry mahoney?

  2. Philip Grecian says:

    Well I’ll be darned. Now that you mention it, there is a strong family resemblance.

    • Jeff Barr says:

      Yes, that is my mother. All her siblings looked like their mom. Some of us have a resemblance as well. At least a little. She was really very, very good. As far as the lip movement, I think she was better than Paul, who was awesome. But, lips moving isn’t all there is to it. The illusion is what matters. She obviously didn’t go as far as Paul, but had the talent and the start to do so. Life just took her down a different road.

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